Chocolate of the Day
Gron Balance OKO
(Green Balance OKO)
Mork chokolade 70% Kakao
(Dark chocolate 70% Cacao (bar))
Weight: 1.76 oz. (50 g.) / 3.52 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 284 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: 299 ISK (approx. 145 ISK = $1 USD) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Kr store, Vik, Iceland
Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate and Iceland Theme Week.
Today's Gron Balance OKO Mork chokolade (dark chocolate) 70% Cacao (bar) was produced by ICAM S.p.A (Italy) for Dagrofa aps. (Ringsted, Denmark).
Aroma notes included: dark chocolate and faint vanilla with even fainter smoke (aromatic tobacco).
This well-tempered dark chocolate had a creamy melt and smooth texture with a very faint astringency in the finish.
Flavor notes included: bold, balanced 70% dark chocolate (ultra-dark chocolate pudding, deep cacao, dark forest), barely detectable nut, and a roasted earthiness that made this 70% dark seem even a bit darker (more like 75% - 80% cacao). At the end of the finish there was a faint, fleeting red fruit (berry, currant) note.
Ingredients: Organic, Rainforest Alliance-certified cocoa mass; organic cane sugar; organic, Rainforest Alliance-certified cocoa butter; organic vanilla extract.
Allergen-related information: (May contain traces of milk, almond, hazelnut, cashew, pistachio.)
*Note: I bought today's dark chocolate bar in Iceland. It was made by an Italy-based company for a Denmark-based company. Iceland was part of Denmark from 1814 to 1918, and was a "separate kingdom" in relationship with Denmark until 1944--when Iceland declared independence.